NSW man charged over multiple alleged ‘upskirting’ offences at Taree

A man has been charged over numerous alleged ‘upskirting’ offences on the state’s mid north coast, NSW Police say.

Police were called to a shopping centre at Taree on Tuesday 12 April 2016 after a woman reported a man had filmed her while she was in a changing cubicle. The woman yelled at the man and he fled the centre.

Officers from Manning/Great Lakes Local Area Command attended and commenced an investigation.

Investigators viewed CCTV footage at the shopping centre which showed the man allegedly following a number of other women and filming them with his mobile phone.

Following subsequent inquiries, police attended a home on Bulga Road at Bobin where they spoke with a 63-year-old man.

Police seized the man’s phone and found multiple videos allegedly depicting women being filmed without their consent.

Six cannabis plants were also seized from the home.

The man was arrested and taken to Taree Police Station where he was charged with four counts of filming a person’s private parts without consent. The charges relate to dozens of alleged incidents of ‘upskirting’. He was also charged with drug offences.

The man was given bail to appear at Taree Local Court on 10 May 2016.

Inquiries into the incident continue and police urge anyone with information to come forward.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stopers.